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    Club Rallies and Ride Outs 2018.

    Hi Everybody.

    Here is my ongoing yearly thread, (now in it's 14th year) to try and see if we can get a few
    of the club and forum members together during the year for either rides to a club rally or
    to meet for a ride out(s).
    I know there's many club members who like to go to a rally every weekend.
    But unfortunately I have to book my time off a year in advance, so I have plan accordingly.
    I'm still waiting to see if I've got the days off for the Drovers, the Triple and the Presidents
    Meeting, but I'm working on them.

    We now have around 50 members around the North West who have joined the club/forum in the last
    year, perhaps they will read this thread and add their thoughts and input.

    Below is the list of club rallies I'm looking to do with dates, followed by the full list.
    So if anyone is interested in riding to them with me, all we need is a meeting time and place
    (for rallies, I usually set off from home between 11am - 2pm on a Friday afternoon), but for
    the International and Triple rallies, I'm going on Thursday between 11am - noon.
    For the Presidents Meeting, I am leaving straight from work on Thursday the 1st and driving down
    to the hotel.


    Club rallies I'm looking to do with dates.
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    HDRCGB AGM : Sat Mar 17th (Market Harborough FC), (staying Sat night at MH Travelodge).

    Drovers Rally : Apr 20th - 22nd, (Still waiting to see if I've got this date).

    Naseby Field : Jun 1st - 3rd.

    International Rally Llangollen : Jun 8th - 10th, (I'm going on Thursday 7th).

    Festival of 1000 Bikes : July 6th - 8th.

    Triple Rally : Jul 20th - 22nd, (Still waiting to see if I've got these dates, if so I'm going on Thursday 19th).

    Presidents Meeting : Nov 2nd - 4th, (Still waiting to see if I've got these dates, if so I'm going on Thursday 1st).


    Here is the full list of club rallies for 2018.
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    Region 7 Drovers Rally : Apr 20th - 22nd

    Region 21 Naseby Field : Jun 1st - 3rd.

    International Rally Llangollen : Jun 8th - 10th.

    Region 9 Central Mercia : Jun 22nd - 24th.

    Region 4 Lakes : Jul 6th – 8th.

    Region 18/20/24 Triple : Jul 20th – 22nd.

    Region 5 Yorkshire : Jul 20th – 22nd.

    North East Rally : Aug 3rd - 5th.

    Perrys : Aug 3rd - 5th.

    Region 30 Cornish Cream : Aug 24th - 26th.

    Region 17 Pitch & Party : Aug 24th – 26th.

    Essex Poker Run : Sep 7th – 9th.


    For those new members who haven't been to any of the above, PM me and I can send you the directions
    I use to get to them, (you'll have to adapt them to where you are coming from).

    So there you have it for the clubs rallies.
    You don't have to do them all, but it would be nice to have company on any of them.
    As I mentioned above, all we need is a meeting place and time; it can near to me or half way up or down.

    For those who want to go to rallies, but don't want to or like to camp, there are only a few were you can
    you get a hotel or B&B nearby, for my list, there is Naseby Field Rally in Market Harborough they have
    a Travelodge and The Swan Hotel amongst others.
    At the Lakes Rally there are various B&B's in Kirkby Lonsdale.
    For the Essex Poker Run, they have a few cabins on the site, so contacting the Essex rally organiser is the
    best way to finding out about them and there availability.
    For the other club rallies I would contact the regions rep for further info on hotels and B&B's near to the
    rally.

    As for rideouts for the year, there are no set dates as rideouts are usually weather dependent.
    The list is below and as with the rallies all we need is a meeting place and time.
    I've also added a couple of new ones 3 years ago (they're the last 2 on the list).

    As I mentioned at the top, I have been putting up this list for a 14 years and only twice has anyone
    joined me for ride outs.
    Otherwise I always end up going to rallies and rides on my own as no-one wants to come along.
    You would think with around 50 members in the region, that some of them would like to meet up with other
    region members for a ride to a rally or a ride out.
    Otherwise why join the club/forum, if you're not interested in meeting up with fellow Harley riders ?


    Here are the ride outs (in no particular order).
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    Trough of Bowland (at end near Lancaster, either do a U-turn or continue on A roads to Blackpool).
    Rivington Barn (before or after a ride out).
    Devils Bridge, (A59, A682, A65).
    Squires Cafe (Sherburn in Elmet).
    Matlock.
    Portmeirion.
    Llangollen via Ruthin and the Ponderosa (Horseshoe Pass).
    Llandudno or Colwyn Bay or Rhyl.
    Scarborough.
    Southport to Lytham St Annes to Blackpool to Fleetwood to Knott End.

    North Wales Loop (New Brighton (near Buckley) to Ruthin to Dolgellau to Betws-y-Coed
    to Llandudno Junction then back along A55).

    Lake District Loop (up M6 off at J36 then A590, A595, A66, A591, A590) then down M6.
    Yorkshire Loop (up M61/M6 to J31 then onto A59 along to Skipton then to Harrogate then A61
    to Ripon then A6108 to Leyburn then the A684 along then onto the A683 to Kirkby Lonsdale then
    still on the A683 to J34 of the M6).

    Barmouth via Ruthin and Bala (from the M56 then onto the A494 to Ruthin, continue on the A494
    then the A5 and back onto the A494 to Bala then continue down the A494 to Dolgellau then onto
    the A470 to the roundabout at Llanelltyd onto the A496 to Barmouth.
    The return is from Barmouth to the Llanelltyd roundabout then onto the A470 to Trawsfyndd then
    onto the A4212 to Bala then back onto the A494 back to Ruthin then continue up the A494 back
    to the M56.

    A lap of Anglesey, (from the A55 onto the A5 then onto the A4080 along and around to Valley
    then onto the A5025 and along all the way back to A55).

    So there you have it.
    If you have you have any ideas for rides whether it's just one or two or a list, feel free to
    add them to this thread.

    Let me know what you think.

    So is anyone interested ?
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    Re: Club Rallies and Ride Outs 2018.

    Looking at the Ride Outs Dave, some good runs there sir...
    I live in North Wales, so will be keeping an eye out for the ones local to me, so I can join you on a couple of them,
    as I can join along the route.
    thanks,
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    Re: Club Rallies and Ride Outs 2018.

    Hi Andy.

    No worries, I'll post any rides, so hopefully we can sort out a meeting time and place.

    If I'm going to Llangollen, my route there is; M56, A494/A55 off at J33 and onto the A494 to Ruthin.
    Then onto the A525 along and on the A542 and past the Ponderosa, Horseshoe Pass and down to Llangollen.

    My return is A5, A5/A483 to Oswestry, then the A495 then the A49 back to the M56 then either through Warrington
    or back via the motorways; M56, M6, M62, M60, M61 and home.

    To Llandudno I go; M56, A494/A55, A55 to J32? then onto the A470 to Llandudno.
    Coming back either the same route home in reverse, or the A470 until it meets the A5 then onto that until you get to
    Llangollen then the same way home as above.

    Hope this helps.
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    Re: Club Rallies and Ride Outs 2018.

    Nice one Dave, thanks for that.
    I live less than 5 minutes from the A55, J33, so can easily catch up...
    I mentioned your post in the Club Business thread about getting interest from Non riders club members-
    get them out on a day out, I know a few people who are new riders, who know nothing of the riders Club,
    so might be a good day out for everyone....
    Thanks,
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    Re: Club Rallies and Ride Outs 2018.

    Hi Andy.

    The best place to meet is the Shell Garage on the A494.
    Come off the A55/A494 at J33, onto the A494, along for probably 2 miles and it's on the right
    just before the roundabout.

    From there it's 16 miles to Ruthin and a 12 or so to Llangollen.
    We can park in the top car park and then go to the Cafe bookshop for a drink and look at the 1000's
    of books upstairs.
    Followed by a wander around the town.

    All we got to do is wait for the weather to get better and then a set a time to meet up.
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    Re: Club Rallies and Ride Outs 2018.

    I know the fuel Station well, use it to fuel my works Hilux every week. If I can make the ride outs, I will, and will mention it to everyone I know.
    Couple of weeks and my old Softail will be back on the road, roll on...
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    Re: Club Rallies and Ride Outs 2018.

    I've edited my post, the list of rallies I'm going to.

    I removed the Lakes Rally and added the Festival of 100 Bikes at Mallory Park.

    I decided to go there instead of the Lakes, having done this rally for a few years
    and the Festival is back after a few years off.
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    Re: Club Rallies and Ride Outs 2018.

    Sadly I couldn't get tomorrow off for the Drovers and I'm
    still working on the July dates for the Triple.
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    Re: Club Rallies and Ride Outs 2018.

    Finally got the 2 days for the Presidents Meeting in Nov,
    but still working on the dates for the Triple.
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    Re: Club Rallies and Ride Outs 2018.

    Great to finally meet you at the International, Dave! Looking forward to a ride-out with you soon.

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